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Ratification Vote Results

CEP Local 830M Ratifies New Contract

CEP Local 830M members have ratified a new collective agreement with Rogers Broadcasting Limited.

The term of the agreement is four years, effective September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2015.

Highlights include:

  • annual wage increases of 2% in each of the first three years and 2.5% in the final year of the agreement
  • pay upgrades in five job classifications
  • increased severance pay –  6 week minimum and 58 week maximum
  • improvements to annual vacation provisions
  • enhanced maternity, parental leave benefits

The full memorandum of agreement is available here: MOA CEP Local 830M

In solidarity,

CEP Local 830M Executive Board

Bargaining Update, February 13

Tentative Deal Reached

We have reached a tentative agreement with Rogers – Citytv & OMNI to renew our Collective Agreement.

Membership meetings where details of the tentative agreement are explained will be held on Tuesday, February 21st. Voting on a tentative agreement must be done in person at the meetings. Please plan to attend – your vote matters.

Your bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of this tentative agreement and wishes to thank you for your patience and support during these negotiations.

RATIFICATION MEETINGS

DATE: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LOCATION: Creekside Community Recreation Centre

1 Athletes Way, Olympic Village

Meeting #1: Multipurpose Room One @ Noon

Meeting #2: Meeting Room Three @ 5 PM

If you have any questions, please contact us.

In Solidarity,

Your Local 830M Bargaining Committee:

Stephen Hawkins, President        president@cep830m.com

Jimmy Mistry, Vice-President        jimmymist@hotmail.com

Gerald Christenson, Treasurer, Alternate       geraldac@telus.net

Carl Larsen, Chief Steward        divecarl@shaw.ca

Brian Wawzonek, Alternate        b_waz@hotmail.com

Joie Warnock, CEP National Representative       jwarnock@cep.ca

Bargaining Update, January 30

January 30, 2012

Negotiations for the renewal of our collective agreement continued this past week with a series of meetings held January 23rd thru January 27th with Rogers Citytv OMNI.

We have concluded negotiations on several non-monetary items.

Discussions have moved to monetary items – which include:

  • our proposals for a fair wage increase and for achieving steps on the wage scale that reflect an employee’s experience in their job category
  • updating and upgrading certain job classifications

We will continue to work hard to head the negotiations in a positive direction with further negotiations set for February 8th and 9th.

As always, it is our solidarity which will allow us to achieve a fair agreement.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

In Solidarity,

Your Local 830M Bargaining Committee:

Stephen Hawkins, President president@cep830m.com

Jimmy Mistry, Vice-President jimmymist@hotmail.com

Gerald Christenson, Treasurer, Alternate geraldac@telus.net

Carl Larsen, Chief Steward divecarl@shaw.ca

Brian Wawzonek, Alternate b_waz@hotmail.com

Joie Warnock, CEP National Representative jwarnock@cep.ca

Bargaining Update, December 12

December 12, 2011

Negotiations for the renewal of our collective agreement continued this past week with meetings held with Rogers Citytv OMNI Tuesday December 6th through Thursday December 8th.

Talks continue to progress and our discussions included the following issues:

  • Health and Welfare – administration of short term disability by Morneau Shepell
  • Company Holiday Scheduling
  • Layoff Provisions
  • Vacation for Part time Employees
  • Vacation Scheduling
  • Vacancies and Promotions
  • Work Assignments
  • General clean up and updating of several framework provisions in the contract

Further negotiations dates have been set for the week of January 23rd. As negotiations progress, we will send out further bulletins to update you.

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please contact us.

In Solidarity,

Your Local 830M Bargaining Committee:

Stephen Hawkins, President president@cep830m.com

Jimmy Mistry, Vice-President jimmymist@hotmail.com

Gerald Christenson, Treasurer, Alternate geraldac@telus.net

Carl Larsen, Chief Steward divecarl@shaw.ca

Brian Wawzonek, Alternate b_waz@hotmail.com

Joie Warnock, CEP National Representative jwarnock@cep.ca

Bargaining Update, November 18

November 18, 2011

Negotiations for the renewal of our collective agreement commenced this week with three days of bargaining. We met with Rogers Citytv OMNI Monday November 14 through Wednesday November 16th.

The Union and the Company presented and responded to proposals from each side. We had discussions on several non-monetary items. The discussions were broad based and included the following issues:

  • Updates on the Rogers business operations plans going forward into 2012;
  • Update regarding online access to work schedules;
  • Updating contract framework provisions in a number of areas of the contract to both reflect the inclusion of OMNI employees and to ensure the contract language is current.
  • Updating the grievance/arbitration and joint committee provisions of the contract.

We will meet with the Company for further negotiation on December 6th, 7th and 8th. As negotiations progress, we will send out further bulletins to update you.

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please contact us.

In Solidarity,

Your Local 830M Bargaining Committee

Stephen Hawkins, President president@cep830m.com

Jimmy Mistry, Vice-President jimmymist@hotmail.com

Gerald Christenson, Treasurer, Alternate geraldac@telus.net

Carl Larsen, Chief Steward divecarl@shaw.ca

Brian Wawzonek, Alternate b_waz@hotmail.com

Joie Warnock, CEP National Representative jwarnock@cep.ca

AGM & Bargaining Update

AGM & Bargaining Update

Wednesday, November 9th; 12 PM, 2 PM & 5:30 PM

Pizza & Pop

Creekside Community Center at the Olympic Village (Room TBA)

Bargaining 2011

There will be a detailed presentation from the Bargaining Committee on survey results and bargaining proposals before our first meeting dates with the Company on Nov 14th, 15th, & 16th

Executive Board Election

Positions up for election: Secretary, Vice President, & Treasurer

Deadline for nominations is Monday,  November 7th

Anyone interested in standing for election contact:

Gerald Christenson geraldac@telus.net;

Cindy Leong paulbestpublications@shaw.ca;

Carl Larsen divecarl@shaw.ca;

or Stephen Hawkins president@cep830m.com

September 2011 Update

September 2011

Your Negotiating Team met on Monday, August 29th in preparation for bargaining.

The current Collective Agreement will remain in effect until we are able to meet with the Company and negotiate a new deal.

The Company should be available to meet in November.  We plan to hold a general membership meeting in October to present you with our proposals for a new Collective Agreement.

We will continue to meet with various stewards and work groups to develop the best possible strategies.

Contact a member of the bargaining committee or your steward if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Your Bargaining Committee is

Stephen Hawkins, president@cep830m.com

Jimmy Mistry, jimmymist@hotmail.com

Carl Larsen, divecarl@shaw.ca

Survey Results

Bargaining Update:  Survey Results Are In

Thanks to all members who took time to respond in record numbers to our 2011 Bargaining Survey

It is with your participation and support that we can work with local management to improve working conditions and obtain a fair Collective Agreement

We will be working over the summer to review survey results. Some of the issues will become contract proposals and other concerns will be addressed outside of bargaining

A Membership meeting will be held in September to discuss proposals before presenting them to the Company

Contact a member of the bargaining committee or your steward if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Your Bargaining Committee is

Stephen Hawkins, president@cep830m.com

Jimmy Mistry, jimmymist@hotmail.com

Carl Larsen, divecarl@shaw.ca

Bargaining Survey 2011

Hello Everyone:

As you may know, CEP Local 830M is preparing for collective bargaining – the process by which Rogers and the Union will negotiate a renewal of our collective agreement or “contract” to specify the terms and conditions of our employment. We are the Local that represents unionized employees at CityTV Vancouver and OMNI BC.

The link below is to an online survey tool called “Survey Monkey”. It is designed to register your feedback and comments – anonymously – for use in developing our proposals for negotiations.

The survey will take five minutes to complete and the results will be utilized confidentially by the bargaining committee to prepare for negotiations.

Remember to complete the survey at a break time or on a lunch break!

Please take a few minutes to register your feedback at this link:

SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED: LINK IS CLOSED

We have moved the deadline to complete your survey to June 24th

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Bargaining Committee.

Thank you very much for your participation!

CEP Local 830M Bargaining Committee

Stephen Hawkins, president@cep830m.com

Carl Larsen, divecarl@shaw.ca

Jimmy Mistry, jimmymist@hotmail.com

Negotiating Committee

We have a Negotiating Committee to renew our Collective Agreement that expires on August 31, 2011

Carl Larsen and Jimmy Mistry have won election by acclimation

Brian Wawzonek and Gerald Christenson have agreed to act as alternates

We have received many requests from members to sit in on negotiations as observers. We encourage anyone who might still be interested to contact a negotiating committee member, a steward or one of the executive board members to get your name on the list

Our next step will be to conduct a Bargaining Survey of the membership in May

Executive Board Contact Information

Stephen Hawkins, President: president@cep830m.com

604.317.2312

Gerald Christenson, Treasurer: geraldac@telus.net

Carl Larsen, Chief Steward: divecarl@shaw.ca

Cindy Leong, Secretary: paulbestpublications@shaw.ca